Young women better educated

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7 March 2007, AMSTERDAM – Women in the age bracket 25 to 34 are more educated these days than their male counterparts.

7 March 2007

AMSTERDAM – Women in the age bracket 25 to 34 are more educated these days than their male counterparts.

More women are enrolled in higher education and now women are also in the majority among alumni.

This has emerged from figures published by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) on Wednesday. In the 2005/06 academic year 56 percent of graduates from universities of applied sciences (HBO) were women. That figure was 53 percent among graduates of academic universities (WO). Women also tend to complete their study in a shorter period of time and are on average a year younger than men at graduation.

Only 17 percent of women between 55 and 64 have completed higher education, compared to 29 percent of men. But the percentage of women between the ages of 25 and 34 that have completed higher education has risen to 36 percent, while the percentage of men has remained more or less stable at 32 percent.

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Subject: Dutch news

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